Investment Giant BlackRock Eyes Investing in Mexico’s ‘Mayan Train’ on Yucatan Peninsula

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A train project that will connect resort destinations along the Yucatan Peninsula, like Tulum (pictured here), is being eyed by Wall Street giant BlackRock. Jason M Ramos / Flickr

Skift Take: BlackRock is seeing the value of Mexican tourism. The long-anticipated Mayan train project could get a huge boost if the Wall Street giant moves ahead with an investment.

— Tom Lowry

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How a Women-Led Hospitality Team Is Paving a Path for Africa’s Next Generation

Rob Rich

Shown here is Angel Vandeline Namshali (left), GM of Asilia’s Dunia Camp, and Amy Dickman, director of Ruaha Carnivore Project, on stage at Empowers Africa’s annual event, Women Leading Change, on March 5, 2020.
Rob Rich

Skift Take: For Africa to realize a lot of its economic potential, especially within hospitality, elevating women to positions of leadership will help power and accelerate growth. Asilia’s Dunia Camp in Tanzania, run by General Manager Angel Vendeline Namshari and her team of all women, is an example of this positive change.

— Colin Nagy

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Shanghai Disneyland Partially Reopens as Coronavirus Infections Slow in China

Matt Stroshane  / Shanghai Disney Resort

Shanghai Disneyland, which was closed on Jan 25 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, resumes some resort operations as coronavirus infections slow. Matt Stroshane / Shanghai Disney Resort

Skift Take: Not only does Shanghai Disneyland’s partial reopening signify that China has turned a corner in its virus battle, it also sends a glimmer of hope for Asia’s embattled travel industry that things could be turning for the better soon.

— Xinyi Liang-Pholsena

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